To say Russell makes films on biology is sort of like saying Rodin threw some clay on a table and a few minutes later came up with a figure representative of a human. 'Light Microscope' starts out didactically (Russell was a former K-12 biology teacher) in instructing the student on proper microscope technique, then goes off into the hyperspace of lighting techniques, using light and colored filters, that make otherwise difficult-to-see phenomena visible. This film, frankly, borders on psychedelia, and shows the technology Russell himself uses to make his visually arresting films.
August 31, 2023 Subject:
Interesting Lenses in Daily Life
I was wondering if the lenses that are holding in the hands are similar to the ones for the watch repairers and surgeons. The lenses that they used are putting on their eyes to see little details. I feel it is very interesting that not only we use it in science but in daily life as well.
August 30, 2023 Subject:
Extra credit review
How very interesting. the hidden world of the light microscope has opened my mind and thoughts to new ideas and exploration of the Feld of microscopy. this class with dr gorge is going to be amazing from what it seems like!!! I cannot believe how many microorganisms there are in this planet.
October 10, 2022 Subject:
Lighting the way to true Form
The main insight for me was that microscopy lighting techniques all compliment each other. Each technique only reveals one set of features on particular microorganisms. This fact makes Microscopy into a sort of game or puzzle, using lighting techniques to solve the mystery of an organisms true form, The finished product being a clear view and understanding of the organisms being observed.
January 6, 2010 Subject:
This has everything I look for in an educational film! Mind-bending visuals, soothing avuncular voiceover and quirky psychedelic soundtrack! Can anyone tell me anything about Forrest Boothe, who contributed the music and sound mix?
September 4, 2009 Subject:
Beautiful images of pondwater, plants, and particularly crystal growth in addition to fine narration make this a thoroughly enjoyable educational experience.
August 11, 2008 Subject:
Extraordinary Scientific Film
This is a remarkable film whether you are interested in science or not. It has some fine visuals so download the high definition file.